1. Topic-
How many words in a sentence?
2. Content-
Children will learn what constitutes a word and count the number of words in a sentence.
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1. Children will understand concept of word
2. Children will listen to a sentence and clap each time they hear a word.
3. Children will look at a written sentence (and listen to it being read) and clap each time they hear a word.
4. Objectives-
1. Are the children clapping the correct number of times?
2. Are the children able to count the number of words (do they recognize that a space between words means a new word)
5. Materials and Aids-
whiteboard for writing sentences

6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1. Look at message of the day and say that I want to find out how many words are in the message today. Re-read first sentence of message and say that there is a way to find out - show them how to clap once for each word.
2. Get some sentences class wrote previously for writing activity. Share with them a sentence from that work.


B. Development-

2. We are going to find out how many words there are in each drawing/writing that you did. I will show one of the drawings and tell them the sentence (children will listen) and then I will ask them to clap once for each word they hear as I say it.
3. I will model how to clap and remind them to clap only when it is their turn.

C. Practice-

1. Each child will have a turn to clap out their sentence.
2. Tell them of symbol to start

D. Independent Practice-

1. observation of understanding
2. work with students who are having less success with this.

F. Checking for understanding-


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